Nature's presence and the technology of death: Reflections on healing and domination

Eric Katz

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The experiences of several Holocaust sites are placed into the context of philosophical ideas about the meaning of the environmental and the technological crisis and the practice of human domination. Linking together an analysis of genocide and ecocide, the human induced destruction of nature, using the idea of domination, a harmonious human relationship is developed with both the natural world and his fellow human beings. Man must resist the practice of domination in all of its forms, even domination by the `good' through technology. He must preserve the free and autonomous development of human individuals, communities and natural systems and understand the moral limits of his power to control nature and his fellow human beings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages5
Specialist publicationBulletin of Science, Technology and Society
StatePublished - 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • History and Philosophy of Science


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